Originally Posted by Alaskan
#3 is being an excellent big brother, and is making sure that the youngest looks at the camera... He kept turning around to look at everyone.
I kinda figured that, the smoosh had the "you can't look around now" shape.
Originally Posted by ronott1
Why would you cut Write off the Women?
Because I am of the understanding that Alaskan is male! Unless he is in drag, that would remove all women in the picture from consideration. The quest is to figure out which he is, and apparently some have inside info on this, including what his wife looks like. Either that or they are making a guess, I've not seen Alaskan post "xxx has it right" based on a PM or something.
I don't, as a rule, write off women. One would be pretty stupid to write off half the population. Except at my house, we males are a serious minority. 1 wife, 2 daughters. If we start adding in animals, 2 female cats, one male, 16 female chickens. I am outnumbered!
Originally Posted by Cynthia12
I suspect that was more true before the bird flu outbreak in the midwest last summer. Signs at the stores here were apologizing for the shortage of eggs in the case so I bet they were making it from hen to store in very few days. But I think they have had time to raise up the replacement battery hens so it will likely be true again.
Wouldn't it be interesting if the factory farms printed the lay date on each egg after they washed it to an inch of its life? I personally am not real fancy, I use a pencil on the unwashed eggs so the few people that get my excess eggs know EGGACTLY what day the egg was laid, how much it weighs in grams and sometimes which hen laid it. That way they can decide which to use for hard boiled (the older ones for easier peeling) and which to pop into a frying pan. Some of my eggs are less than 5 seconds old if I happen to be out there when the hen lays but never more than a few hours; guaranteed to be less in sub freezing weather. I'm sure all other chicken keepers are the same.
The mother of DD1's best friend thinks she wants to buy eggs from me ... and she wants USDA Large eggs. Sorry honey, I have real chickens, they lay whatever size they lay and they lay when they want to. She is down the list of recipients after us, my MIL and the 2 friends I've been selling eggs to since my now 3.5 Y/O girls started laying. Given the older girls are on winter break, the 7 June pullets are doing all the work and they are laying between the low end of Medium, up into midsize Large. She will have to wait until mid to late February when the older girls (historically) restart their production lines. Then the cartons will have everything from Medium to Jumbo and sometimes beyond (though I usually don't sell eggs so large the carton can't close over them).